UH Hilo Recycling Program
UH Hilo Recycling Program Memo (2/16/11)
UH Hilo follows Hawaiʻi County guidelines regarding HI-5 redemption, mixed recycling and rubbish removal. Hawaiʻi County Recycling link: http://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/node/112
Recycling Instructions for HI-5 Containers
- Blue bins located inside of buildings are for HI-5 cans and bottles
- Wire bins located outside of buildings are for HI-5 cans and bottles
- Student clubs on campus empty and clean these bins, and use the cans and bottles for fund raising projects.
Recycling Instructions for Mixed Recycling
- Cans located inside offices are for Mixed Recycling.
- Mixed recycling consists of “all paper (No Brites), shredded paper, box board (cereal, tea, snack food boxes, etc.), cardboard and brown paper bags (flattened), newspapers, magazines, phonebooks, paperback books, plastics (#1, #2, & #5), rinsed metal cans, and plastic bags (#2 or #4).”
- No wax-coated boxes or paper, No food or oil contaminated materials, No Styrofoam Please.
Instructions for Trash not Recycled by UH Hilo
- Plastic lined trash cans located OUTSIDE offices in hallways, classrooms, and building exteriors are for items not recycled by UH Hilo.
- Examples of this type of trash is food waste, styrofoam, bubble wrap, non HI-5 glass containers, plastic binders, metal, etc. Refer to Hawaii County site for more information: http://www.hawaiizerowaste.org/node/112. It is recommended that you take non HI-5 glass containers to the County transfer station nearest your home.
- Trash cans located in restrooms are also to be used for non-recycled trash, as restroom paper is not considered Mixed Recycling.
Instructions for Dumpsters on Campus
- Pink dumpsters are for the Mixed Recycling items.
- Brown dumpsters are for other rubbish items.
We appreciate your participation in helping UH Hilo become a leader in environmentally friendly practices. Please refer to the UH Hilo Recycling Program webpage for more information: http://vcadmin.uhh.hawaii.edu/sustainabilitycommittee/UHHRecycling/index.php
Recycling Memo (reissued 2/16/11)
Mixed Recycling Flyer, pictorial for posting
Mixed Recycling Flyer, scripted